Sunday, February 1, 2009

Van Cleave Housing - out with the old, in with the new...staying the same: remodeling

Many of you already know that Steph and I bought a different house here in Ames. It's next door to some of our really good friends Paul and Jenni Sabino (Paul performed our wedding ceremony and Jenni sang in it). Our new address is 2114 Greenbriar Circle. It's located 1 block from the ISU football stadium and Reiman Gardens. It's a 3 bedroom ranch walk-out, with a great yard, mature trees, located on a cul-de-sac, and backs up to a park. We're pumped. We just sold our current house, yesterday, to a young couple. We will be closing on March 13th. They love the Wilson house and are super pumped too. They might even start going to Cornerstone Church with us and we invited them to our connection group. So cool.

Anyway, we are doing some pretty extensive remodeling our our new house on Greenbriar. I took some pics last week and wanted to post them so you can see the progress. It's been a lot of fun to see my vision come to life. On Wilson I did the lion share of the remodeling myself, but this time around I just did the design and I'm subcontracting out the labor. By the time the project is over it will practically be a new house. We picked it because of the location. New wiring, plumbing, drywall touchups, paint, flooring, bathroom, new trim, kitchen, hardwood floors, etc. The pics below were taken as flooring was wrapping up. More to come. Looking forward to hosting many Van Cleave gatherings at the new location. Come visit...after March 13th of course!

Open floorplan, view from living room into the entry and kitchen, beams & columns will be wrapped with stained maple to match the cabinets, oak hardwood floors throughout.

Second living room, used to be a 1+ car garage, wood fireplace, will be our entertainment/family room, hardwood floors in here too.

I had them do a walnut inlay to define the dining area off the kitchen, slider goes to the deck where I'll be doing our grilling, this turned out really nice, open railing to the right along the stairs will have wrought iron balusters and a center post in maple.


Val and Steve said...

Jared and Steph, we are so happy for you! It took only one month for the Wilson house to sell. God is good, isn't He? I had my Bible Study on Wed. night to pray for the sale of the house. Boy, does He listen to us! :-)

Love the progession pictures of the Greenbriar house. Keep us posted of the progress.

Love, Steve and Val

Matt, Lydia, Micah and Beatrix said...

thanks for sharing a few pics. can't wait to see more!

Nicoleigh said...

How fun! I can't wait to play with Brenna in the new home!

Philly said...

spoken like a true salesman Jared! Congrats on your new home. I can only dream of the day when that might be a reality for us...years and years I suppose! Can't wait to come visit!